Review #64: Stankonia, Outkast

Karla Clifton
2 min readMar 22, 2021

#64: Stankonia, Outkast

Can you believe we’ve listened to two Outkast albums and still haven’t heard “Hey Ya”? I mean, I’m discovering that Outkast is brilliant and finding tons of new amazing songs, but dammit, it’s such a tease to not get to talk about their best song.

Anyway, Stankonia is Outkast’s fourth album and their follow-up to Aquemini, #49. Apparently, this album jumped about 300 spots since the last time this list was published, so I guess Outkast is rising in RS’s esteem. Good for them!


“Intro” O-U-T-K-A-S-T! They’re live from the center of the Earth!

“Gasoline Dreams (with Khujo)” — Brilliant and terrifying and a jam. Don’t everybody like the smell of gasoline?

“So Fresh, So Clean” — Fifty percent of these songs are aggressive earworms.

“Ms. Jackson” — Oh my gosh, apparently Andre 3000 dated and has a child with Erykah Badu! AND THIS SONG IS ABOUT HER AND HER MOM! I’m sorry Ms. Jackson (oh), I am for real/ Never meant to make your daughter cry. Awkward.

“Snappin’ & Trappin’ (feat. Killer Mike & J-Sweet)” — Wow, this makes the 2000s almost sound cool.

“I’ll Call B4 I Cum (feat. Gangsta Boo & Eco)” — Who let Andre 3000 make music???

“B.O.B. — Bombs Over Baghdad” — Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine remixed this!!! Crazy!

“Xplosion (feat. B-Real)” — Love the chorus. You just can’t be amazed.

“We Luv Deez Hoez (feat. Backbone & Big Gipp)” — Okay, it’s a little sexist, but I just love when Big Boi goes Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

“Humble Mumble (feat. Erykah Badu)” — Awww, I’m glad Erykah Badu is on this album. Can’t wait until we get to listen to one of her albums. She makes every song she’s in better.

“?” — YES.

“Toilet Tisha” — Gross title, pretty song.

“Slum Beautiful (feat. Cee-Lo)” — Love Cee-Lo. Hey, Erykah and Cee-Lo are both on Aquemini!

“Pre-Nump (Interlude)” — LOL.


“I’m Cool (Interlude)” — This interlude, and most all the other ones, are kind of creepy.

“Gangsta Sh*t (feat. Slimm Calhoun, C-Bone, & T-Mo)” — This is a repetitive song.

“Stankonia (Stanklove) (feat. Big Rube & Sleepy Brown)” — This song made me EXTREMELY uncomfortable. I suppose that says more about me than it does about Outkast.


Not here. What a joy, to learn that Outkast rocks.

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